Up to 1,000 more layoffs at Hanford reservation

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RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) -- The Energy Department has authorized Hanford cleanup contractors to lay off up to 1,000 more workers in the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1 because of budget reductions.

The Tri-City Herald reports (http://bit.ly/r40TQw) that's in addition to nearly 2,000 layoffs announced this year at the nuclear reservation as federal stimulus money runs out.

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Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com